Friday, February 5, 2016

Contesting a Will in California

Contesting a will takes place when someone believes that a will was not drawn up correctly or that the person didn’t mean to set it up the way that he or she did.  Contesting a will is not easy, but may sometimes be necessary to preserve the proper distribution of an estate. California law recognizes the following people as having standing to contest a will; “An heir, child, spouse, creditor, beneficiary, and any other person having a property right in or claim against a trust estate or the estate of a decedent which may be affected by the proceeding.” The Code states the meaning of interested person may vary and will be determined according to the particular purpose of the proceeding and the particular matter involved. If you have standing, you may contest a will.

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